Jonjonz wrote on Jul 8, 2020, 06:22:
This has to be the most inane, naive, sophomoric Op Ed ever posted here.
Yea just what we need, another Great Leap Forward, or equivalent of the the Russian Marxist revolution. Burn everything down and lynch anyone anonymously accused.
One random accusation isn't what it's about. It's about people who say things like you just did, to discredit those who have actually been accused. She never says anything about "burning it all down".
The problem isn't that there's some insane number of rapists in the gaming business. It's that these people have built a support network that keeps them in the business while turning a blind eye to what they do to female colleagues. Although really, this stuff happens in any white collar industry.
Before you guys go into "she shouldn't have had all those drinks, then", which...is true, clearly you've never gotten a "big break". If you manage to get into an industry that's new to you, at a position anywhere above "the very bottom", then you'd know that you initially feel like an impostor. So you watch your coworkers and pretty much do whatever is asked of you so that you can be accepted. While still in this mental state, they take you to an event and hand you drinks. Drinks that, if turned down, are implied to be a great insult to someone who controls whether or not you have that job anymore. And also someone who could keep you from getting another job in that industry. It's a terrible position to be put in.